Fulton Focus

For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District

April 27, 2018

A message from the Superintendent

Dear Parents and Patrons,

State-mandated testing is nearing completion, a great relief for students and teachers. Reports from the buildings and general observations indicate testing has been an event free from factors the Fulton School District can control. Please remind your student(s) that grading continues through the end of school, even though statewide testing has ended. All students should be encouraged to keep working and finish strong!

School continues through May 17! Attendance still counts and is critical for student success and your school district’s State of Missouri Accreditation. Please ensure your student(s) attend school through the remainder of this year!

Finally, yearend is always challenging for discipline. At all levels, we have noted an increase in inappropriate language and threatening behavior. Policy JG-R1 Student Discipline outlines offenses and consequences. This policy will be enforced even on the last day of school. Please encourage your student(s) to exhibit positive, respectful behavior.

This has been a good school year. Thank you for sending us great kids to work with.


Jacque A. Cowherd, Ed.D.


Fulton Public Schools

Click on the link below to see some fabulous things that go on inside the walls of Fulton Public Schools! We are so #FultonProud!

Many thanks to Josh Howard, FPS Instructional Technology Coach, for creating this video!

2018 FHS Prom King and Queen Candidates

Congratulations and Good Luck to the 2018 FHS Prom King and Queen Candidates. Winners will be announced on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Savannah Hart, Solomon Huff, Laura Bailey, Mason Gaines, Lexi Begemann, and Gabe Luebbert

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2018 End of the Year Awards

Fulton Public Schools held its annual End of the Year Gathering on April 18, 2018. Awards were given for Outstanding Service in Education, Teacher of the Year, and Support Staff of the Year. The lone retiree for the District was also recognized.

Also awarded were the 2018 FCTA Scholarship recipients and the 2018-18 Fulton Public Schools Foundation Grant recipients.

All are pictured below.

Anita Ryan, Outstanding Service in Education Award

Anita is a volunteer at Bartley Elementary.
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Katie Finley Cauwenbergh, Teacher of the Year

Katie teaches Kindergarten at Bartley Elementary.
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Karen Koontz, Support Staff of the Year

Karen is an Administrative Professional at Fulton Middle School.
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Helen Jarvis, FPS Retiree after 27 years.

Helen has been in education as a teacher for a total of 39 years. WOW!
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FCTA Scholarship Awardees

Laura Bailey and Sydney Stogsdill were awarded scholarships from FCTA. Laura and Sydney both plan a career in education.

Fulton Public Schools Foundation Grant Recipients

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Important Dates

Monday, May 7, 2018, FMS Choir Concert FHS Allbritton Theater 6 p.m.

Monday, May 7, 2018, FMS Arts Alive Showcase FHS Allbritton Theater 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, FMS Band and Guitar Concert FMS Gymnasium 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 10, 2018, FHS Symphonic and Jazz Band Spring Concert WWU-McNutt 7 p.m.

Friday, May 11, 2018, FHS Choirs Concert WWU-McNutt 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 12, 2018, FHS Jazz Band Big Band Dance FHS Commons 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 17, 2018, Last Day of School--Dismiss 2 hours early

Friday, May 18, 2018, FHS Graduation Champ Auditorium 7 p.m.